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Results from the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell
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Results from the Quotations of Joseph Campbell
- First among the features of the great [paleolithic] caves that are of paramount importance to our study is the fact that these deep, labyrinthine grottos were not dwellings but sanctuaries . . . The enigmatic figures painted into the crypts and deepest recesses of the caves almost certainly hold in their silence the myths of the ultimate source of the magical efficacy of these magnificent shrines.
- Our first tangible evidences of mythological thinking are from the period of Neanderthal Man, which endured from ca. 250,000 to ca. 50,000 B.C.; and these comprise, first, burials with food supplies, grave gear, tools, sacrificed animals, and the like; and second, a number of chapels in high-mountain caves, where cave-bear skulls, ceremonially disposed in symbolic settings, have been preserved.
- "Whence do all these so widely shared themes and motifs derive?" we might ask. "Where do dragons come from? Where, for example, on the map, might I draw a circle to mark the homeland of the species dragon? Or is that place not to be found, perhaps, in any part of the map at all?" If questions of this kind occur to us and we take them seriously enough to begin to look for answers, the quest may take us not only into every part of the world and century of the past, into oriental temples, painted paleolithic caves, and the deepest jungle sanctuaries, but also, in some way or other, inward, upward, and downward, following shamans on their visionary journeys and witches to their sabbaths.
- Where you stumble, there lies your treasure. The very cave you are afraid to enter turns out to be the source of what you are looking for. The damned thing in the cave that was so dreaded has become the center."
Results from the Myth Blasts of Joseph Campbell
- In the Service of Creative Being
- Art as Revelation
- Campbell, Virtual Reality, and Artificial Intelligence
- Metaphors, Video Stores, and Old Magic
- Myths We Love By
- Paleolithic Cave Art, Time, and Eternity
- Samhain: Sympathetic Magic
- The Coming of the Light
- The Province of the Primitive
- The Ripening Outcast
- Why We Rise
- Once a Hero, Always the Hero?
- Origins are *Mythsterious.*
- The Sacred in Place and Time
- To The Female God of the Labyrinth